Anhydrophryne ngongoniensis (Bishop and Passmore, 1993)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Anhydrophryne > Species: Anhydrophryne ngongoniensis

Arthroleptella ngongoniensis Bishop and Passmore, 1993, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 36: 1. Holotype: TMP 70652, by original designation. Type locality: "South Africa: Natal: grass-covered hillside surrounded by exotic pine forest (Saligna Forestry Ltd. ), opposite Canowie farm owned by Mr L. McGregor (5 km northwest of Ixopo), 1,6 km on a bearing of 247° from trig beacon no. 236 (1267,2 m), elevation 1219 +/-15 m, East 30°02′45″, South 30°06′30″".

Anhydrophryne ngongoniensisDawood and Stam, 2006, S. Afr. J. Sci., 102: 251.

English Names

Natal Bandit Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 98).

Ngongoni Moss Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 281).

Mistbelt Moss Frog (Bishop, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 215).

Mistbelt Chirping Frog (Bishop, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 215; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 342).

Distribution

Small mistbelt area near Ixopo on the eastern escarpment of Eastern Cape Province (East Griqualand) and KwaZulu-Natal, Rep. South Africa, above 1000 m elevation.

Comment

See Bishop, 1985, S. Afr. J. Sci., 81: 209, for description (but not naming) of this species. Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 281-282, Bishop, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 215-216, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 342-343, provided accounts. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 468. Dawood and Stam, 2006, S. Afr. J. Sci., 102: 249-253, discussed the phylogenetic reasoning behind transferring this species of Anhydrophryne.

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